Organization follows Technology ? LO13386
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 19:03:54 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO13291 --

I had like to add a resounding YES to this discussion. That is,
organization follows technology when it makes sense to do so. The rampant
growth of electronic transactions in banking and trading has caused many
of those organizations to follow that initiative.

The traders at the Toronto Stock Exchange have moved off the floor and
onto the terminals in their offices. This is a step to having them work
remotely. Not as much fun! No one promised that technology would be fun.

The checkout lanes in grocery stores beep and blip instead of us hearing
the cash drawer open with ceremony. Have you noticed any cash registers

Yet I must put in a promo for technology as a servant of the model
organization. If I stop believing in that possibility, then why are we
working so hard to improve organizations and their management
techniques?One could imagine we just need a good technology forecast and
then the future will be clear!

For the fun if it ... Keith


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